Taylor Swift is the queen of Easter eggs. The subtle hidden references to real-life events or her previous work are something that fans are on high alert for in every song.
This tendency can lead to some pretty wild theories and the latest one is that Swift dropped the name of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Livey's unborn fourth child in the lyrics of one of her new songs.
Swift's latest album Midnights released at 12 a.m. eastern time (9 p.m. Vancouver time) with 13 tracks (20 if you count the "3 a.m. version") and many of them included names, but it's the song "You're on Your Own, Kid" that fans are stuck on when it comes to the possible celeb baby name.
In it, Swift sings "You're on your own, kid/You always have been/I see the great escape/So long, Daisy May" and people online are speculating that the name is a nod to Reynolds' and Lively's baby.
Their reasoning? Swift has referenced the Reynolds-Lively kids before.
The Swift-Reynolds-Lively connection
Swift has been close friends with Lively and Vancouver-born Reynolds for years. Lively directed the music video for "I Bet You Think About Me" from Red (Taylor's Version) and back in 2017 James Reynolds, their oldest child intro'd Swift's song "Gorgeous" at only two years old.
In 2020, the names James, Inez, and Betty appeared as characters in songs on Swift's album Folklore - all of which are the names of Reynolds' and Lively's first three children.
The spelling is also suspicious. Daisy Mae is a popular stand-in for an all-American girl-next-door stereotype in pop culture and has appeared many times in other songs. But Swift is famously a stickler for detail and the deviation in spelling from 'Mae" to 'May' could be an additional clue.
Not everyone is on board with the baby name theory. Some people still argue that it's a direct reference to Daisy Mae Scragg of L’il Abner despite the spelling difference.
Additionally, it's worth noting that no one has confirmed the sex of the baby so fans could be way off-base if it turns out that Reynolds and Lively are having a boy but they're certainly having fun speculating and arguing about it on Twitter.